Hi, In 1906 my great grandfather, his wife and his 6 small children sailed to Ellis Island from Castelnovo Bariano . From there they went down to Vicksburg ,Mississippi or Louisiana to work on a plantation. They escaped in the night after 4 months and went to Connecticut.
Does anyone know how I would get any records of them being in the south? I have the Ellis Island information.
Giovanni Bighinati or Bighinatti
Over 25 million Italians have emigrated between 1861 and 1960 with a migration boom between 1871 and 1915 when over 13,5 million emigrants left the country for European and overseas destinations.
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